Covid passports: public health v. civil liberties

Downing Street has said the government will introduce vaccine passports for nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues in England and Scotland from the end of September, subject to votes in both parliaments.

For some, this makes sense: a public health measure that allows us to return to normality safely, and perhaps acts as an incentive to get vaccinated.

For others, it’s a threat to our way of life, and as we have seen in some countries where they’ve already been introduced, people are angry.

We look at the pros and cons of Covid passports, and turn to Israel, a country that has been using a type of domestic Covid passport since February.

Sources: Reuters, DW News, News For All, YouTube: Clive Harris